Health IT Pulse:

November, 2010

November 30, 2010  1:25 PM

Workgroup focuses on quality measures for Stage 2 of meaningful use

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Meaningful use, quality measures

Policymakers will be asking developers in the health care community for help in crafting quality measurements to be used in Stage 2 of the meaningful use...

November 29, 2010  1:10 PM

Small hospitals bypassing traditional clinical information systems

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
KLAS, meaningful use incentives

Small hospitals are eschewing traditional clinical information systems and favoring the larger players in the electronic health record (EHR) market, a recent research report from KLAS Enterprises LLC...

November 26, 2010  12:05 AM

EHR incentive program lets providers track payment status online

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive, Medicaid EHR incentive programs, medicare

Health care providers looking to obtain financial incentives for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records have to jump through a few hoops to get money from the EHR...

November 24, 2010  10:32 AM

Critical access hospitals need clarity on meaningful use

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR incentive program, rural health care

Once critical access hospitals become meaningful users of electronic health record systems, the money they will receive from the EHR Incentive Program will be calculated differently...

November 23, 2010  12:07 PM

Liability and EHRs: How electronic information changes legal landscape

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, medical liability

How will electronic health records change the legal landscape for physicians? Recent studies suggest they will indeed have an effect even if stakeholders are still unsure about how. And with such legal uncertainty, is investing in EHRs worth it? Electronic health records, health information...

November 22, 2010  10:40 AM

EHR systems can cut health care costs, GAO reports

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR systems, EMR, gao, IDS

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took a look at electronic health records (EHRs) as they relate to improving health care and cutting costs. It examines the stories of 15 health care providers that have formed integrated...

November 19, 2010  11:12 AM

Free medical identity credentials may ease health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, health IT standards, Identity management

Earlier this year, Verizon Business introduced its cloud-based health information exchange (HIE), a service that allows physicians and other health care providers...

November 17, 2010  12:50 PM

The pros and cons of Epic’s growth for EHR systems

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
eClinicalWorks, EHR, EHR systems, EMR, Epic

A recent WTN News report runs down some epic growth stats for electronic health record (EHR) systems vendor Epic Systems Corp. in Verona, Wis. The company continues...

November 16, 2010  9:57 AM

Hospitals on track to meet meaningful use criteria, according to HIMSS

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HIMSS, Meaningful use

Hospitals are ready to meet some of the meaningful use requirements under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (EHRIP), and they expect...

November 15, 2010  2:23 PM

CCHIT launching custom EHR certification program for hospitals

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, hospital information systems

Many U.S. hospitals have spent years developing and maintaining custom electronic health record (EHR) systems. For those facilities, the prospect of receiving HITECH Act...

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